What Lies Beneath

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Today our contractor arrived to start digging out a wetland scrape on the moor; this is part of our habitat improvement works, as that area of moorland currently has little conservation value. It was fascinating to watch, as the skilled digger driver manoeuvred the bucket effortlessly peeling back thin layers of the vegetation to reveal mud. Much of this excavated soil will be used to create a ‘bund’ that will help retain the water.


The muddy outline of the shallow scrape will be its best feature, as this is the zone where we hope many wading birds will come to feed.
 


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